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    • Wood Bison Calf

    • Wood Bison Calf
    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • During the early 1800s, wood bison numbers were estimated at 168,000, but by the late 1800s, the subspecies was nearly eliminated. Excessive hunting was the primary factor leading to population decline. Another factor that is thought to have played...
    • Winter Flock of Spectacled Eiders

    • Winter Flock of Spectacled Eiders
    • Birds; Waterfowl; Aquatic environments; Sea Ducks; Eiders; Alaska
    • Nearly all threatened Spectacled eiders spend the winter in a small area of ocean and sea ice south of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. This picture shows tens of thousands of spectacled eiders roosting in an open lead of the ice pack,...
    • Wildflowers at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wildflowers at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife Refuges; Wildflowers;
    • This is a close-up of a pink wildflower. Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that...
    • Wetlands at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

    • Wetlands at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife Refuges; Wetlands; Aquatic plants; Landscape photography;
    • Lacassine NWR, in Cameron and Evangeline Parishes in southwestern Louisiana, was established on 12/30/37 by Executive Order No. 7780 as "a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife." The refuge is nearly 35,000 acres in...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Wet pine savanna
    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Wet pine savanna
    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Wet pine savanna
    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Wet pine savanna
    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Wet pine savanna

    • Wet pine savanna
    • Trees; Habitat conservation; Wildlife refuges;
    • Pine savannas are open, nearly treeless, fire-dependent plant communities dominated by well-developed ground cover and some low-growing shrubs with only scattered trees. The refuge is approx. 5216 acres pine savanna. The original presettlement...
    • Western tanager

    • Western tanager
    • animals; aves; Birds; Birds; Deshutes National Forests; Oregon; passerines; neotropical migrant; Migratory birds
    • First recorded on the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806), the Western tanager prefers open forested areas at low elevations. The male has a vivid colored red head, bright yellow body with striking black wings and tail.
    • Volunteer teaching backyard habitat to teens

    • Volunteer teaching backyard habitat to teens
    • Wildlife Refuges; Landscape photography; Volunteers; Habitat conservation;
    • Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that blend into the cottonwoods and willow that...
    • Visitor center at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

    • Visitor center at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
    • Wildlife Refuges; Visitor services; Landscape photography;
    • Spanning the 117,464-acre refuge are several distinct groups of plants and animals that are dependent on each other, also known as biotic communities. Visitors will enjoy the semi-desert grasslands that blend into the cottonwoods and willow that...

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